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Old Mar 10, 16, 8:19 am
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WHBM
 
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Thus, we are still looking for two more aircraft here and the number of each type ordered.
I'm wondering if the Five were Boeing 707s. Western had these due for delivery in 1970 (very late for 707s), but they were cancelled at a late stage, and all sold instead to the Canadian Air Force as VIP and other transports.

Didn't they order some 747s as well for their Hawaii runs, which they then changed their mind about ? Probably a good thing. Is that the three ? Boeing maybe allowed the transfer of the orders to 727s/737s.

Well before the timeline of this question, I know, but Western ordered eight BAC One-Elevens for 1965 delivery, whose construction was sufficiently advanced to assign construction numbers 021-028, before they were cancelled.
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